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FG To Spend 1% Of Revenue On Health Sector

3 days ago /

The Nigerian Government has resolved to channel one percent of the consolidated revenue fund of the federation to tackle present and emerging challenges in the nation's health sector. The move is expected to address the funding gaps in the health sector which is faced with a myriad of problems resulting in...

House Of Representatives Wants Government To Subsidise Cancer Treatment

4 days ago /

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers in the country.   The House also called for the provision of radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.   The calls emanated from a motion sponsored jointly by Mr. Zubairu Abdulmalik (APC, Zamfara) and Mr. James...

Sultan Of Sokoto Advise Nigerians To Ensure Compliance On Eradication Of Polio

5 days ago /

Sultan of Sokoto Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar  has advised Nigerians to ensure compliance and support  effective immunization in efforts to eradicate polio and monkey pox including other diseases in the country. The sultan of Sokoto said this when he led northern traditional rulers committee on primary healthcare on their third quarterly meeting on polio...

Federal Govt. Denies Reports Of Monkey Pox Infection Through Vaccination

5 days ago /

The Nigerian government has denied reports that military personnel are infecting people with the deadly monkey pox virus. Speaking against the backdrop of growing apprehension which has forced parents to withdraw their children from schools as a result of the monkey pox vaccination scare in parts of the country, minister of...

Health Minister Calls For Collaboration For Better Health Sector Management

5 days ago /

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has called for a collaborative effort among all practitioners in the health sector to enthrone the desired changes in health management. The minister made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of a ten man board of pharmacists to provide humanitarian assistance to...

Kano Government Suspends Health Workers Over Hoarding Of Drugs

5 days ago /

The Kano state commission  for health has suspended two senior health workers in Karaye local government area for hoarding free malaria drugs without the permission of the government. The commissioner, Kabiru get so stated this while supervising the conduct of immunization against polio and other child diseases in the area. It was...

Monkey Pox Patient Commits Suicide In Bayelsa

5 days ago /

A victim of suspected monkey pox disease in the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide. The state government disclosed this after the victim allegedly took his life on monday at an isolation centre in Niger delta university teaching hospital, Okolobiri, Yenagoa local government area of the state. Last week, a...

W.H.O To Collaborate With Borno State On Polio Eradication

6 days ago /

World Health Organisation, WHO says it will collaborate with Borno state government to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free, despite the security challenges being faced. Who's regional director for Africa, Rebecca Moeti said this in Maiduguri where she partook in an integrated polio/malaria prevention campaign  flag-off. Vaccination against polio, and the provision...

Medical Experts Urged To Intensify Research In Herbal Medicine

6 days ago /

Medical experts in Nigeria have been urged to intensify research in the area of herbal medicine, for the production of new drugs that will help meet the health needs of the citizens. Some medical experts who spoke on the enormous potentials of herbal plants, said research into identification, extraction, classification and...

Breast Cancer: Five Hundred Women Die Yearly In Cross River

1 week ago /

At least five hundred women in Cross River state die yearly as a result of breast and cervical cancer says commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong.  The commissioner who said this during the cancer awareness rally in Calabar explained that cancer related death as been on the increase in the state which...

Resident Doctors Tackle Management Of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

1 week ago /

The Association Of Resident Doctors in federal medical centre, FMC, Owerri chapter has passed a vote of no confidence on the management of the centre for what it described as reneging on agreements and staff welfare. Addressing journalists   in Owerri, the president of the resident doctors association  Ogoke Nwakamma expressed dismay over the...

Medical Expert Urges Federal Government To Step Up Efforts On Maternal Mortality

1 week ago /

Maternal mortality has been identified as the leading cause of deaths among women of childbearing age in Nigeria. Wife Of Niger State Governor, Amina Sani Bello said this on AIT’s Programme Clearview. She also raised an alarm on the increasing number of abandoned babies in the country. It is a sad story, when...

National Centre For Disease Control Brief Senate On Monkey Pox

1 week ago /

The National Centre For Disease control (NCDC) says there is no specific vaccine for the monkey pox virus.Its National Coordinator, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja, noted that the agency had not embarked on any vaccine programme nationwide. He added that there was no diagnostic laboratory...

House Of Reps Investigates State House Clinic

1 week ago /

The House of Representatives has asked an ad-hoc committee to investigate the condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, and alleged irregular deductions from the salaries and allowances of the staff. This house set up the committee after adopting a motion raised by Henry Archibong (PDP-Akwa Ibom) at the plenary on...

Army Denies Allegations On Monkey Pox Vaccination

1 week ago /

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its ongoing free-medical outreach in the southeast is aimed at infecting people with the monkey pox virus. A statement from eighty-two division of the army signed by Colonel Sagir Musa noted that the rumour was engineered to discredit the nigerian army. Colonel Musa added that...

Imo Government Debunks Rumours Of Monkey Pox

1 week ago /

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has frowned at the  unfounded rumours being spread over the Monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri The state government said the Monkey Pox Virus is not in Imo state.  According to the government, no child, pupil or student has been immunized or is being...

33 Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox Reported In Seven States - Minister

1 week ago /

The Nigerian government says it has improved on its response mechanism to the outbreak of diseases in the country.  To justify this claim, government has engaged the services of three hundred surveillance officers to notify the relevant health agencies of disease outbreak for quick intervention.  Speaking against the backdrop of the recent...

House Of Representatives Summons Health Minister Over Monkey Pox

1 week ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has invited the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain measures the country has put in place to ensure timely detection, prevention and containment of monkey pox and other viruses in the country. In the same vein, the Nigerian senate wants the ministry of health to...

Monkey Pox Virus: Cross River Records Three Suspected Cases In Ikom ‬

1 week ago /

Three suspected cases of monkey pox virus have been recorded in Okuni, Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State. The state commissioner for health, Inyangasibong who confirmed the case to AIT’s Rasheed Olanrewaju in Calabar said the index case was traced to Akwaibom state by a trader who came to...

Monkey Pox: Britain Offers To Help Nigeria

1 week ago /

The British government has assured of its readiness to help Nigeria in combating the spread of monkey pox disease and other health related issues. The British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils stated this while on a visit to the Kwara branch office of the federation of women lawyers [FIDA]...


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